When you think of custard, the first thing that comes to mind is a dessert with eggs. Well, the latest trend is to conjure up creamy dreams of a dessert made with egg substitutes and coconut milk.

Why is dairy so bad for us? I thought I knew the answer, having grown up in a family of dairy farmers, but I had no idea that how bad dairy is for us. Once upon a time, the belief was that dairy was the best food for you, and cows were on a diet free of grains and man-made chemicals.

Keto: a lifestyle diet that cuts out all carbs, pulls all the fat from your diet, and burns fat for fuel. So far, it sounds like a diet that would lead to weight loss. But if you try it, you will quickly discover that it is not a diet at all, but a lifestyle. You need to change your entire lifestyle.


Vanilla custard that is both keto and dairy-free.



It’s just like Grandma’s… except better! The cream has been removed from the creamy custard, yet it remains creamy. Also, keto. Just wait till you try it!




  1. In a medium metal bowl, whisk together egg yolks, almond milk, vanilla, and optional sweetener.

  2. Slowly drizzle the melted coconut oil or butter into the batter. If the oil becomes too hot, the eggs will cook unevenly.

  3. Place the bowl over a pot of hot water to keep it warm. Continuously and aggressively whisk the mixture until it thickens. For three minutes, your instant-read thermometer should read 140°F (60°C). This usually equates to a total cooking time of approximately 5 minutes. (It should cover the back of a spoon when it’s done.)

  4. Remove the custard from the water bath and set it aside. Warm or cold will suffice. (If serving cold, make 1-3 days ahead of time and keep refrigerated.) Before serving, re-whisk the sauce.)


If you’re wondering what to do with the leftover egg whites, try Maria’s Biscuits and Gravy recipe!

This dish is part of a partnership with Maria Emmerich, an American cookbook author who has sold over a million copies of her books. For more keto ideas and recipes, see her website.

Back in early February, I spent some time experimenting with a new recipe for a keto dessert. The recipe is relatively simple to make and, as it turns out, extremely tasty. If you have been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I have experimented with coconut milk in my baked goods before. I have never met a coconut milk product that I didn’t like. I decided to try a coconut milk custard recipe and I was not disappointed.. Read more about how to make custard without milk or cream and let us know what you think.

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